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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Mary Murphy.


Unknown: Mary Murphy.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: The House at Pooh Corner

3: Piglet and the Heffalump.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest, actor Robert Lindsay.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: This Happy Breed

Jennifer Holden meets men who live and work together. 2: Men at Peace The monks at Pluscarden Abbey in the north of Scotland live within the centuries-old Benedictine Rule, working, praying and for much of the time silent. Although their life is so strict, young men are still keen to join. Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo


Unknown: Jennifer Holden
Producer: Emma Kingsley.

: Daily Service

A Tender Shoot
(Goldschmidt); Bow Down, You Stars (Sibford Gower); John 1, vv 1-9; Jesus, Hope Of Every Nation (Rose);
Angels From The Realms Of Glory (Iris, BBC HB 42). Director of Music Barry Rose.


Music: Barry Rose.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 36.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Libby Spurrier meets people who choose to live alone.
Serial: Proto Zoe Final part: Camillo


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Libby Spurrier
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Comedians

by Graham Greene.
Dramatised in eight parts. Starring
Michael Kitchen as Brown. With
James Maxwell as Smith and Helen Horton as Mrs Smith.
3: Following the arrest of Jones, Brown and Smith seek a ministerial audience ... and encounter the sinister Tontons Macoute.
Dramatised by Rene Basilico. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Stereo


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: James Maxwell
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Mrs Smith.
Dramatised By: Rene Basilico.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Concasseur: Oscar James
Josephe: Kenneth Gardnier
Ministre des Affaires Etrangers: Burt Caesar
Mine Philipot: Leila Bertrand
Gendarme/Driver: Paterson Joseph
Clerk/Child: Danielle Allan
Mère Catherine: Valerie Murray

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: The Fox at the Manger

Wendy Hiller narrates a magical and unusual retelling of the Christmas story by PL Travers, the author of Mary Poppins.
Dramatised by Brian Sibley Music: David Hewson
Producer Glyn Dearman
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Mary Poppins.
Dramatised By: Brian Sibley
Music: David Hewson
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Director: Kay Patrick.
Fox: Alec McCowen
The Mother: Jenny Howe
The Child: Richard Pearce
The Ass: Ronald Herdman
The Cow: Maxine Audley
The Sheep: Danny Schiller
The Dove: Danielle Allen
Children: Sebastian Brennan
Children: Ben Dell
Children: Dominic Gerrard

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: File on 4

: The Parts

Alun Lewis looks at the technology in your shopping basket. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper reviews the Christmas film releases including Brian de Palma 's Raising Cain and Kevin Costner 's latest, The Bodyguard.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Brian de Palma
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story

Changing Babies
The third of five bitter-sweet tales for Christmas.
Deborah Moggach 's story describes how the meanings and symbols of the festivities cause nothing but chaos for small Thomas. Read by Douglas Hodge.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Flying the Flag: The Pretenders

by Alex Shearer.
The seventh of eight episodes.

Revolution in the People's Democratic Republic is in the air when a claimant to the newly restored throne arrives from Britain. Enter political stage right Princess Sharon Eckersley.
(Stereo) (Rpt)


Writer: Alex Shearer
Producer: Neil Cargill
MacKenzie: Dinsdale Landen
Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Sharon: Elaine Lordan
Dave: Simon Schatzberger

: News

: The Archers

Off to the panto. Stereo

: Costing the Earth

In the last programme of the series Rufus Bellamy searches for an ecofriendly Christmas tree and ends up in flames; the Bishop of Durham burns with indignation, and Botswana unleashes a broadside on the Rio backsliders. Presented by Roger Harrabin. Stereo


Unknown: Rufus Bellamy
Presented By: Roger Harrabin.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook and Sean Street celebrate the 100th edition of Age to Age. For the last programme in this series they turn the clock back to 1892, don white tie and tails and set off for an evening at the theatre followed by a champagne supper.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Sean Street

: Toistoy - At War and Peace

A life story of the author compiled by Michael Bakewell. With
Norman Rodway as Tolstoy and Anna Massey as Sofya. 5: Clinging to the Branch
Director Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Anna Massey
Director: Rosemary Hart.
Talyana Tolstoy: Victoria Carling
Sergei Tolstoy: Alan Barker
Tanya Behrs: Emma Fielding
Rya Tolstoy: David Collings
Turgenev: Geoffrey Whitehead
Anna Karenina: Alice Arnold
Tchaikovsky: Peter Penry Jones
Reader: John Rowe

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Escape from Siberia Part 4. Stereo

: The Friend in the Corner

5: 1962. The BBC was 40 years old. Satellite TV meant pictures from Telstar, talks with Germany meant Two Way Family Favourites and stereo meant using the TV as your right hand channel.... And in the age of the nuclear deterrent,
Britain became radio-active to the hum of the portable transistor tuned to Easy
Beat and Housewives' Choice.
Reader Daphne Oxenford. Producer Lucy Bartley


Reader: Daphne Oxenford.
Producer: Lucy Bartley


3: Matthew Parris talks to
Frances Moore , who has worked as a nurse all over the Middle East.


Talks: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Frances Moore

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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